Partnerships Officer

August-December 2020 (with possibility of extension), full-time

Suvita increases demand for routine immunisation in India by harnessing the power of SMS reminders and community networks. We recently joined forces with Charity Science Health (CSH) and our combined team has been incubated by N/Core, GiveWell and Charity Entrepreneurship. Our small, agile team is based across three states. Our culture is proactive and hardworking, focused intently on achieving impact for our users.

 

 Our two core focuses are:

  • An existing programme sending SMS reminders about infants’ upcoming vaccines to more than 3 lakh households in seven states

  • A new programme (currently being piloted) establishing a network of volunteer immunisation ambassadors who spread information about vaccination in their communities

 

We are hiring a Partnerships Officer whose role will be to drive forward our government partnership in Maharashtra. You will be based in the Maharashtra government Public Health Department (PHD) covid-19 cell and will be seconded to the PHD to support their data analysis work, largely connected to the covid-19 outbreak. Alongside this day-to-day data work (reporting to the PHD), you will interact with various colleagues in the PHD to move forward discussions around several MoUs currently in development between CSH and the PHD. These MoUs will enable Suvita/CSH to send SMS immunisation reminders to all new parents in Maharashtra’s Reproductive Child Health database, which covers 90% of new births.

 

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Duration: August 2020 - December 2020 (with possibility of extension depending on performance and organisational direction)

Work hours: Same as PHD norms; typically 10.30am-8pm Monday-Saturday

Remuneration: Dependent on skills and experience. 30,000-50,000 Rs./month but open to negotiation for exceptional candidates

 

Who we are looking for:

Requirements:

  • Partnerships component

    • Passionate about increasing uptake of immunisations in Maharashtra

    • Outgoing, friendly and easygoing - will build strong relationships with colleagues in the SFWB office

    • Proactive - will make good decisions about the best way to drive discussions forward and take initiative to deliver these without requiring lots of managerial input

    • Fluent in English and Marathi

  • Data component

    • Bachelor’s degree involving statistics, health economics or a similar field

    • Skilled at data analysis in MS Excel

    • Experience using STATA / R for data analysis

    • Flexible and able to support ad hoc needs of the department

Nice to have:

  • Partnerships component

    • Experience in a similar partnerships role

    • Experience liaising with state government decision-makers

 

What we offer you:

  • Opportunities to have a positive impact in Maharashtra both through 

    • significantly progressing Suvita’s work to increase access to routine immunisation

    • directly supporting the PHD’s covid-19 work

  • A role with independence and autonomy

  • Connection to a dedicated, passionate, productive team with a start-up culture

  • The opportunity to work and build connections in the state PHD

 

If you have any questions, reach out to us at contact@suvita.org.

 

To apply, fill out this form. All applications received by the end of Sunday 26th July are guaranteed consideration; applications received after this date may not be considered if we have already found a suitable candidate.

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